How to Achieve a Quick Property Sale in 2007

By: Claire Call

How to Achieve a Quick Property Sale this Year

You know how it is. You've just found the home you were looking for and had your offer for it accepted by the seller. All you need to do is sell your current home, a goal that won't be hard to accomplish according to your realtor. Your home gets put onto the market and there's a flurry of interest from possible buyers during the days following . Then it quiets down. A few weeks pass, then months and still you're no closer to selling your home than when you first started. Even worse situation, the buyer pulls out the day before the closing will take place.

Selling your property with a real estate agent may be a lengthy process. The rates are through the roof, especially after you factor in on top of the real estate agent's fees the extra legal fees and mortgage payments you will be paying while you wait for your house to sell. If you can't get a quick property sale you could possibly lose out on the home of your dreams too. Given these trying circumstances, it's no wonder that relocating is said to be one of life's more difficult affairs.

There are basically two alternatives to selling your property through a real estate agent. One is to sell privately online. The other option is finding a company that specifically buys homes direct. Such businesses advertise cash property buyer offers in newspapers or on the internet. You will find some advantages as well as disadvantages with each one of these options.

Hundreds of home owners sell their homes in the UK every month privately. You save money on agent fees, which can be as high as 3%, and you have complete control over the transaction. You also won't have to buy a Home Information Pack from the Government when they become necessary in the summer of 2007 (private sales are exempt). There are disadvantages you need to consider. If you decide to advertise through the Internet, and need to sell a house quickly, you'll need to commit a lot of time advertising the home. You should sign-up on several internet sites, to increase your chances, put together a detailed description of your property and add it on the web sites along with suitable pictures. Next you'll be dealing with all of the inquiries on your own and spend a great deal of time coming up with answers to help sell the property. You will also continue to be running the risk of not locating a buyer fast or the risk of broken chains and potential buyers backing out before the sale is final.

The next option when selling privately is getting in touch with companies who work with providing quick sale services. You will get an offer from them, usually after 24 to 48 hours, and the sale takes less time to close. The condition of the house doesn't matter, and you don't have to spend time trying to 'sell' it to the buyer.

However, do be prepared to take a lower than market value offer on your property. This type of company will, in return for a fast home sale, purchase at 10% to 20% discounts. If you're willing to make a compromise on price, you'll have a quick sale and, most importantly, one that is simple.

About the Author

Oliver Darraugh is a freelance online journalist. He lives in Birmingham. Website.

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